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Tiny $45 Cubic Mini-PC Supports Android and Linux 197

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DeviceGuru writes "SolidRun refreshed its line of tiny 2 x 2 x 2-inch mini-PCs with four new community-backed models based on 1.2GHz multi-core Freescale i.MX6 SoCs. The CuBox-i devices support Android 4.2.2 and Linux, offer HDMI, S/PDIF, IR, eSATA, GbE, USB, WiFi, and Bluetooth interfaces (depending on model). All the models offer 1.2GHz clock speeds, OpenGL/ES 2.0 3D support, and video acceleration for 1080p video, while the two higher-end ones supply more robust GPUs that add OpenCL 1.1 support."
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Tiny $45 Cubic Mini-PC Supports Android and Linux

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  • Will buy it... (Score:5, Insightful)

    by stanlyb (1839382) on Tuesday September 03, 2013 @07:45PM (#44751987)
    Will buy it, but will not preorder it. I have a bad experience with such a business strategy. And lets face it, preorder is like giving away a lot of money with the hope that the seller will fulfill his promise, to deliver....i hope you got the picture.
  • by khellendros1984 (792761) on Tuesday September 03, 2013 @08:45PM (#44752335) Journal
    At this point, Android/Linux is usually just "Android", and GNU/Linux is just "Linux". The only times that I hear a different use in my life is when someone's trying to sound smart on the internet. So far, it seems like disambiguation has kind of taken care of itself.
  • Re: How much RAM? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 03, 2013 @08:46PM (#44752343)
    There once was a time on slashdot (and in the rest of the world) where people would tinker and hack and put things together for the *fun* of it. We truly live in dark times. Go on, I'm sure netflix is waiting.
  • by erroneus (253617) on Tuesday September 03, 2013 @09:46PM (#44752681) Homepage

    I want a car-puter that's worth a damn and I'm flexible about what I would find acceptable in that regard.

    1. I want it in a car (obviously) but that means it requires some things other computing devices will not but among these are power/heat management and tolerance most might begin to realize is completely hostile to computer devices.
    2. I want it to meet current expectations in software and in hardware. (For example, 1280x800 minimum display, not 800x480 and Android 4.x, not Android 2.x! I am looking at YOU Parrot! You insult us all with your specs.)
    3. I want it to be flexible and more general purpose even if it is limited by its use in a car. This means having a wide range of peripheral inputs and outputs and the ability to use a variety of displays and display types. It also means keeping it open and not restricted. (Parrot, could you explain to me your parrot store or whatever you call it? I get that things *can* be side-loaded, but I think that was more of a concession than anything else.)
    4. I want it to be open as Android was intended. This means we will buy your hardware, but don't try to tell us what we can do with it. We KNOW what's on your mind and we don't approve. It's not so much about "quality control" as much as it is consumer control. Parrot, once again, I'm looking at you. There are competitors coming hard and fast and you don't want to be forgotten simply because you thought being among the first means you can take advantage of the lacking consumer choice. Some consumers have a short memory while others like me do not. I will NEVER buy Sony again, for example. Sony doesn't respect consumers. I won't buy into that ever.

    I can't believe there isn't a market for what I want.

  • by aaaaaaargh! (1150173) on Wednesday September 04, 2013 @04:40AM (#44754291)

    It's a matter of an old-fashioned thing called 'common decency' to call it GNU/Linux. Without the thousands of GNU components the OS wouldn't even have a working compiler suite. Credit to where it's due.

    As for Android, it's just Android although it should be Android/Linux. That's because the company that made Android is not very decent.

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